Misbah ul Haq, who recently has taken over his title of head coach from Mickey Arthur wants Imran Butt to play in the national team to solve occuring opening issue in the Pakistan Cricket.
The head-coach-cum chief selector has put Imran on his radar and says that the problems Pakistan has been facing in batting line up for opening, this youngster can be the solution.
Imran Butt, while playing in Quaid E Azam trophy has scored 934 runs in nine matches for Balochistan. That includes four centuries and three fifties. In domestic cricket, he averages above 62 so it seems to chief selector that he could be the best possible choice.
Misbah ul Haq is trying to bring fortunes to the team but it hasn’t happened so far. Team have lost two matches test series at Gabba and Adelaide respectively against Australia. They lost T20Is series as well and a home series against Sri Lanka by 0-3 too.
“Imran Butt is a good player and we had a lot of discussion about him because we are also looking at players for the opening spot,” Misbah was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “In future, we will definitely look at where we can give him a chance and bring him in the team. We didn’t want to make too many changes, only where necessary.”
In October, Misbah had also hinted at bringing Salman Butt back to the team. Salman has not played for Pakistan since he was banned for five years on charges of spot-fixing in England in 2010. He has revived hopes of making a national comeback with some good show with the bat over the past few years.
However, the two matches test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will begin from 11th December in Rawalpindi. The second match will be held at Karachi from 19th December.